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Unbeaten Garfield tops JFK

High School Sports

WARREN — On Saturday night at Mollenkopf Stadium, the Garfield High football team performed like a seasoned group of veterans. Unfortunately for future opponents of the G-Men, it was a wealth of underclassmen who led the team to its fourth straight victory. Backed by the play of ...

Harper homer boosts Phillies

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Bryce Harper crossed home and triumphantly raised his arms with a gesture usually reserved for Ohio State football celebrations. This time, it also meant something for Philadelphia’s baseball hopes. Harper delivered with one those moments that have made him a superstar, ...

Pair of doubleheaders planned

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Canisius and Thiel on Nov. 5. Lake Erie College and Binghamton on Dec. 18. Two Youngstown State University women’s and men’s basketball doubleheaders. It’s something YSU men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun has circled on his calendar. “I’ve been a big ...

Swinging for state

High School Sports

Brookfield will be seeking its fourth consecutive trip to the Division III state tournament this fall, and three seniors are expected to lead the way when the Warriors’ postseason trek begins Wednesday in the sectional at Riverview. Brookfield finished second with a 617, seven strokes ...

Buckeyes roll again; real tests ahead

Local Sports

By MITCH STACY The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Ryan Day says he’s still trying to determine just how good the Buckeyes are after a fourth straight blowout win. He might start to find out more next week. The Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) trounced Miami (Ohio) 76-5 on ...

High School Golf Sectional Tournaments

High School Sports

BOYS DIVISION II At Windmill Lakes GC, Ravenna Tuesday, Sept. 24 ¯ Cardinal Mooney, Champion, Garfield, Girard, Hubbard, Lakeview, Poland, Struthers, Ursuline, Crestwood, Rootstown, Southeast, Waterloo. At Elms CC, Massillon Wednesday, Sept. 25 ¯ South Range, Crestview, CVCA, ...

Browns battle slew of injuries

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — The Browns passed their first prime-time test. The second one won’t be nearly as easy. Here come Aaron Donald and those big, bad Los Angeles Rams. The defending NFC champions, with an offense teeming with talent and defense led by incomparable star tackle Donald, will visit ...

Lakeview girls soccer nipped by Canfield

High School Sports

CORTLAND — The Canfield girls soccer team played one of its most complete matches of the season Saturday, using its quickness and foot skills to dominate possession in a 1-0 win over host Lakeview. The Cardinals, ranked seventh in the Division II state coaches poll, outshot Lakeview 23-3 ...

Steelers embrace early challenges

Local Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Two straight losses to open the year, a season-ending injury to the franchise quarterback, and a West Coast trip to face an undefeated team all add up to many people writing off the Pittsburgh Steelers before the end of September. That’s just the way coach Mike ...

Bristol girls down Rockets

High School Sports

MECCA — Starting a game off with two goals certainly helps your chances of winning. Especially when they come in the first two minutes of the game. Brionna Bash’s two goals in the first two minutes, and a first-half “hat trick plus one” gave Bristol the edge over Maplewood, 6-2, ...

Maplewood boys win event

High School Sports

SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: CENTERVILLE — Maplewood’s boys won the varsity B race over Wilmington, 95 to 102. John Crouch’s eighth-place finish (17:28.3) and Hunter Omerzo’s 10th-place finish (17:28.3) led the Rockets, who had their top four in the top 20. Boardman’s Mitchel Dunham took ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Football SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Garfield 42, John F. Kennedy 28 ¯ Hudson Western Reserve Academy 33, Valley Christian 7 ¯ Waterloo 54, Sebring 12 Around Ohio ¯ Akr. Buchtel 45, Akr. Firestone 0 ¯ Akr. Ellet 53, Akr. North 7 ¯ Cin. College Prep. 32, Cin. Clark ...

Back in the mix

High School Sports

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding and Austintown Fitch football teams put on an old-fashioned defensive struggle in honor of the late Phil Annarella, who guided both clubs. Annarella, who died last spring, may have enjoyed the spirited and intense battle that was highlighted by physical, ...

Carrasco gets save in Tribe victory

Local Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and the Cleveland Indians beat Philadelphia 5-2 Friday night to maintain position for the second AL wild card and damage the Phillies’ playoff chances. Cleveland’s fifth straight win eliminated the defending World Series ...

Lake Erie walleye and perch forecasts excellent

Sport columns

Lake Erie is the gift that keeps on giving. The lake has become world famous for its outstanding walleye fishing, and the yellow perch aren’t about to be upstaged either. Since Erie began its rebound in the 1970s after two decades of decline, thanks to poor water quality and over-harvest, ...

Howland wins another thriller

High School Sports

BOARDMAN — The Boardman Spartans had one last gasp with more than a minute remaining. The Spartans were 60 yards from the end zone and probably 35 yards or so to get into field-goal range for Tommy Fryda, who was furiously booming kicks into a net on the sideline. Howland’s Jordan ...

Injuries mount for Browns

Local Sports

BEREA — The Cleveland Browns could be without six defensive starters, including their entire secondary, when they host the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams. Safety Damarious Randall (concussion) and linebacker Christian Kirksey (chest) were formally declared out by coach Freddie ...

Devils batter Rams

High School Sports

MINERAL RIDGE — For a short time Friday, it appeared as though Mineral Ridge was poised to fully establish itself as a power to be reckoned with in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. Midway through the second quarter of their game against McDonald, the Rams took a seven-point lead on ...

Day’s message to team is to stay on task vs. Miami

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Ryan Day believes the No. 6 Buckeyes have the talent and desire for greatness this season. He’s trying to keep players focused on a game that likely won’t test them. After swamping lesser opponents in the first three games, the Buckeyes (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) get ...

Hubbard nips ’Cats in 4th

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — Friday’s contest between the Hubbard Eagles and Struthers Wildcats looked to be one of the better games on the schedule in the Mahoning Valley, with both teams boasting winning records. The game didn’t disappoint, as a gritty, hard-fought affair ensued between the two ...